Axel Hammerschmidt wrote:
::: Tom Milleson wrote:
::::: I have been having trouble with Internet Explorer freezing up and
::::: when I have it send an error report I get a response that tells me
::::: there is no solution but that I should check for updates. I am
::::: set up to get automatic updates so I ignored the message for a
::::: while. However, today I finally had it search for available
::::: updates. It came up with a high-priority update that is
::::: described in the subject line of this message. First of all I'm
::::: wondering why if this is a high-priority update it hasn't
::::: automatically happened and secondly I am hesitant to do the
::::: update due to the size of the download - 248.4 MB. Can anybody
::::: provide any insight as to why this update hasn't been
::::: automatically done and whether I really want to download this
::::: huge update?
::: As far as I can tell, it will only download the parts of the update
::: that are necessary for the individual system. It's doesn't install
::: any extras. For example, if you only have Framework 1 & 2, it'll
::: only update Framework 1 & 2.
::: I downloaded the full file from the catalog, and when I went to
::: install it, it only required 50 meg of the downloaded file.
::: Then I checked WU again and there was a further 16 meg to install.
::: No, I can't explain it, but that's my personal experience.
:: There are two downloads in Windows Update-catalog with exactly the
:: same name, size and date, named: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
:: Service Pack 1 and .Net Framework 3.5 Family Update. Both 284MB -
:: not 248MB!
:: But they have different package details.
:: I have .NET 2.0 installed - not by choice - on two computers with XP
:: Pro and have a slow broadband internet connection - 256Kbit/s. I
:: downloaded the "top" package thinking it was the most recent and
:: superceded the other one to save time. It took 2 1/2 hours.
:: But no go. This download turned out to be a folder containing other
:: installers, and .NET 2.0 SP2. No SP1. And of course that wouldn't
:: install. I would have to download them both (2 x 284MB) or use
:: Microsoft Update.
:: So now I'm downloading the ***high priority*** updates with Microsoft
:: Update - 284MB - TWICE! Because Microsoft Update downloads the whole
:: 284MB folder.
:: Well done, Microsoft.
:: Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
The update full file is 248 mb -
I downloaded the same and it had a total of five .exe files in it.
If you get the update from AU - then the download is approx 50 - 60 meg.
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
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